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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the best markets in Srinagar?

Kapil Gumasta DEC 10 2012
4 people found this answer useful Useful ?Yes

Without shopping in Srinagar, your holiday here isn't complete. Here is a list of the best markets in Srinagar, to help you find what and where to buy in this pretty tourist place.

Srinagar (by Dr. Basharat Alam Shah)

  • Lal Chowk

    Lal Chowk is one of the most popular shopping spots in Srinagar. The streets here are dotted with shops and vendors and customers busy haggling for best prices. Carvings made out of walnut wood, pashminas, jewelry boxes, tiny trinkets are sold like hot cakes here. The walnut wood found here is considered as the best in terms of quality and items made out of it include trays, nut bowls, photo frames, salad bowls and furniture. There are a wide range of traditional Kashmiri paintings to choose from for art lovers.

Lal Chowk in Srinagar

  • Residency Road

    Situated just near Lal Chowk is the famous Residency Road in Srinagar which is the best market in Srinagar for Kashmiri handicrafts, dry fruits and ethnic dongra jewelry. Outstandingly fresh dry fruits are found here that are a must buy from here. Apricots, figs, dates and raisins are some of the dry fruits that can be purchased from here. Some shops sell wide varieties of walnuts like burzil walnuts, kagzi walnuts and wont walnuts that are sold in huge bags. Aromatic spices like shahi jeera, cardamom, pepper, honey, comprise of high quality that you can collect from here.

  • Badshah Chowk

    Badshah Chowk is the place from where you can buy the world famous Kashmiri carpets. Various carpets with intricate patterns and designs are sold here at reasonable prices. The Chowk is filled with shops selling pashminas shawls and a wide variety of embroidered clothes including Indian salwar suits. The best part is that you can even place an order for carpets here.

  • Polo View Market

    This is a great market in Srinagar to head out to buy some exciting souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones. Polo View Market is the place is laden with shops selling pashminas, items like Jamawars, wooden jewelry boxes and walnut carved items. Also wide range of papier-mâché products of various sizes, colors and forms like show pieces, statues, vases and Christmas decorations are found here.

    A shop at Polo View Market in Srinagar (by flowcomm)

    There is also the Floating Vegetable Market in the Dal Lake that mostly sells fresh vegetables in the region and also flowers. Yes, its not a very good idea to carry these perishable products back home but it's surely a good idea to visit place.

Use your bargaining skills to the fullest while shopping in Srinagar and get the best deals. You are at a place called heaven on earth, so, do bring back a small piece of heaven back home with you!!

Amjid Gulzar Feb 18 2013
1 person found this answer useful Useful ?Yes

Yes, We did shopping at Polo View Market, Srinagar. I Personally think Polo View market is one of the best market in Kashmir, If you are really looking for Exquisite handicrafts. Its place to get Good and Real Kashmiri Handicrafts.

K SALAMA at 33 POLO VIEW was the best shop for shopping !!! Do Visit them:)

If any body ask me the best place to go for shopping that is Heritage .that is a society shop and every product is labled and fix priced. HERITAGE 10 nishat shopping complex opposite nishat garden
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